“In the wake of fifty shades of grey, here is a memoir that tells the truth about what it means to be a submissive….”
Well, that opening snippet grabbed my attention, when I first opened the package containing this book. ‘The Diary of a Submissive’, yup caught me hook, line and sinker!
I was contacted on behalf of Sophie Morgan and asked if I would review this new and real life story that was about to hit the market. Of course, I obliged to take up their generous offer. It’s a first time for me to be able to review a ‘biography’ of someone who relishes in their fetish life.
I really didn’t get this whole ‘Fifty Shades of Grey‘ lark, I couldn’t see the attraction to a story that wrongly portrayed the relationship between a submissive and their master. So when this book popped through my letter box, I quickly grabbed a cuppa tea, buttered my toast and curled up on the sofa. This was my time to take advantage of my child free time and delve into someone’s personal life, without sounding like a nosy neighbor.
The cover of the book shows a pair of porcelain and dainty hands that are bound by silver restraints, whilst gently cupping a fully bloomed pink rose. Simple yet it made me want to rip open the front cover to find out what Sophie’s life behind closed doors was all about.
From the start, you are thrown into a dark scene, Sophie with ‘him’. Describing how a person on the outside would be intrigued to take a look, it’s like being told “don’t look down” and you know full well your whole body is going to tell you “well look down you fool!”, it’s something you can’t control, an urge that your mind needs to fulfill before you can move on. The same goes for that couple you see in a dark alley or outside a bar, all over each other, you know you just have to look.
I like how she describes herself as an ‘ordinary’ woman, she has no deep-seated parental past issues, she’s not Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Secretary, she is simply just like you and me, a normal person holding down a steady job and living her life. You get a very quick outlook to how her normal life is lead within the first chapter, clear and straight to the point, no faffing about.
It’s hard to go into detail without giving too much away, so I will try to keep this as simple as I can.
Sophie’s submissive nature is somewhat of a small fair ground ride. She writes from the heart, there are some really shocking moments that had me sucking in my breath in. You need to know that this is not as simple as a ‘role-play’ game, you will be taken down a road that leads into some hardcore practices. Sophie is left sobbing with humiliation, punished, even self tortures upon the request of a partner.
Don’t get her wrong, Sophie makes it perfectly clear that she wants this and allows it to happen. There are moments where she questions herself and struggles.
As a submissive myself, I have had people ask me why do I like certain things to be done to me. It’s hard to explain, for me it really is. I’m not into ‘extreme’ BDSM and I would never go as dark and deep as Sophie and her counterparts have, in this biographical read but I can relate to her wanting for what she does.
Of course, it’s not fully about Sophie, James is in there to, her ‘master’ but lets not forget about a couple of other colorful characters, 2 who are less than readable in my view. This is nothing to do with the author’s accounts, I just found him and his female counterpart cringing, sent shivers down my spine. Her first encounter into her world was tame, compared to what you are later led into. So it’s safe to say that Sophie did go down a rocky road until she crossed paths with James, both of which were coming to terms with their own needs, James questioning if this was the kind of man he wanted to be.
I’m not sure you could class this book as ‘erotica’, yes it has some very graphic and panty wetting scenes in it but it’s a true story. Mind you, I’m pretty sure those of us who do write short erotica stories are writing from personal experience too!
It’s defiantly a book you need to pick up and read, Sophie bares her soul to the reader. She tells it how it is, no petting footing with this lady.
I wouldn’t compare it to Fifty Shades of Grey and why? Well, let’s be honest here, Sophie KNOWS what she is talking about. Mind you, for me this book was much easier to read, it flowed a lot better and it wasn’t a book that you could second guess. And let’s not forget that The Diary of a Submissive is a real-life story, not a fictional one.
You can purchase a copy of The Diary of a Submissive’ over on amazon (sale’s page click here ) for a currently reduced price of £5.99 GBP, which is fantastic! You can also download a copy for your kindle for only £2.99 GBP (click here ). Or you can purchase this over on lovehoney’s (click here) website.
I really do hope that Sophie Morgan lets us into a sequel, especially the way she ends her story, just not fair to keep me us hanging.